Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Wilmington, Ohio. Trump heads into the Labor Day weekend trailing Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key battleground states. But with just over two months ago, he still has a narrow window to try to make up on wasted time. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)

Twitter implodes after birther-in-chief Donald Trump finally admits Obama was born in U.S.

Political pundits and reporters are pissed after being tricked into covering a promo for Trump's new hotel

Taylor Link
September 16, 2016 8:44PM (UTC)

Donald Trump conceded President Barack Obama was born in the United States at a promotional event Friday for his new Washington, D.C. hotel.

That was it, however. Billed as a major announcement on birtherism, Trump said little that will placate Obama supporters and the press who were expecting a formal apology.


Trump's comments, which were carried live by all major cable news outlets, outraged reporters and political commentators alike:

Trump even had the audacity to fold Hillary Clinton into the birther movement:

Instead of taking follow-up questions to his non-apology, Trump abandoned his press pool and paraded photographers around his new, shiny hotel:

Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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